How the Seattle Seahawks are being rebuilt with local talent

The Field Gulls Tuesday took a look at how the Seattle Seahawks spent more than $100 million in maximum space for one-year contracts from 2017 through 2022, without much going back to show it. Many of those one-year contracts went to players who weren’t underperforming, but might have prevented younger players stuck behind in the depth chart from seeing the pitch and gaining experience.

Whether or not this leads to a one-year contract cycle that prevents younger players from playing, what is known is that the team came in below average in terms of the percentage of shots played during the 2021 season that came from players originally drafted and developed by the team. Team.

With 58.2%, the Seahawks had a lower percentage of picks from players who were originally drafted or signed by the team as non-designated free agents for all but the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West. Obviously, 58.2% isn’t an unreasonably low percentage, but the teams coming up at the low end – the Houston Texans, the New York Jets and the New York Giants – seem to suggest they might be better off getting a higher percentage of the shots. From home grown talent. Here’s the data for the entire league chart.

Obviously there could be multiple factors driving this, and it’s not like the teams that came out on top of the table – the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints – have had great 2021 seasons. However, it’s just one data point to keep in mind when considering the rebuilding process the Seahawks are currently finding themselves in.

Taking this and looking to get a rough estimate of 2022, here’s a very early, not very specific method for beginners in 2022 and whether it was originally drafted or signed by the Seahawks.

The Seahawks predicted the start of 2022 and whether it was drafted / signed by the team

a crime Pick up PCt defense Pick up PCt
a crime Pick up PCt defense Pick up PCt
Jeno Smith / Drew Locke 0 Bona Ford 100
Rashad Bini 100 Al Woods 0
will cheat 100 Shelby Harris 0
Tyler Lockett 100 Daryl Taylor 100
DK Metcalfe 100 Oceana Nosu 0
D Ascridge 100 Jordan Brooks 100
Charles Cross 100 Cody Barton 100
Damian Lewis 100 Artie Burns 0
Austin Blyth 0 Sydney Jones 0
Gabe Jackson 0 Quander Diggs 0
Abby Lucas/Stone Forsyth 100 Jamal Adams 0
total crime 72.73% total defense 36.36%
total team 54.55%

So, on the offensive side of the ball, the Falcons can certainly see a large percentage of the picks from local talent, and if somehow Jake Corhan or Phil Heinz ends up grabbing the starting point at the right keeper, the team can see the figure move above 80%. Of course, that assumes three receivers, so if Shane Waldron picks two tight ends or Noah Fant ends up taking the starting role on Will Dissly, he might still be in the ’70s.

However, on the flip side, the defense may end up seeing a third of the shots from the local players. Some fans will definitely say that Kobe Bryant or Tariq Woolen will end up starting, which certainly wouldn’t be unexpected. Having said that, the Seahawks were reluctant to start the juniors as beginners. Tre Brown didn’t gain the starting nod until week eight, while Shaquille Griffin and Richard Sherman didn’t start until week five and week seven of their junior seasons.

It’s certainly interesting that on the defensive side of the ball in 2021, the Seahawks had roughly half of their defensive shots from players originally drafted or signed by Seattle. Depending on whether one wants to account for Benson Maywa as having been originally signed and drafted by the team, the Hawks finished 2021 with either 53.27% or 49.61% of defensive picks from those players who were drafted or signed by the Hawks.

In any case, with the team moving into the later parts of the 2022 season and then into 2023, it’s not hard to imagine many of the younger players on the roster taking on bigger roles. Those like Woolen, Bryant, Boye Mafe, Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor can easily form a domestic defense core that sticks together for several seasons, even if the rear end is protected by a pair of securely hired guns.

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